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Information for Pregnant Women - Specific Emergencies

Emergencies can be a scary and stressful time, especially for pregnant women or women with infants or children. Though you may feel it is impossible to be ready for unexpected events, being prepared can help you avoid stress and put you in a better position to handle emergencies.

If you are pregnant or someone with infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster.  This fact sheet will help you prepare for emergency birth, prepare for an emergency or disaster, evacuate, stay in a shelter or place other than your home, be prepared during and just after a disaster, and recover after a disaster.

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Information for Non-Obstetric Health Providers

Learn the critical reproductive health care messages for women and their health care providers, the critical issues for prenatal care, and the signs and symptoms require emergency obstetric services.

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